My Summer Internship At L&T – Siddharth From IIM Indore

Looking back at those two months will always make me nostalgic. The journey with L & T began at the beautiful hill station of Lonavla which gave a respite to the blazing heat. The induction program was full of fun and learning. We not only learnt about the rich heritage and culture of Larsen & Toubro but also did a lot of fun activities. I also met other interns from different B-Schools from across the country. Thereafter the real journey began. On the first day, as I stepped into the beautiful office building of L & T Hyderabad Metro Rail, I had butterflies in my stomach. The day was relaxed as it was the day of completing joining formalities and knowing the company and its working. The day ended on happy note knowing that we had an extended weekend over the next three days. The coming days were full of challenge and new opportunities. Rather than allocating a project himself, my mentor asked me to come up with a project. This not only gave flexibility but made me exercise my brain. I also realized that my project has to fit into the business of the company and its strategic goal. Therefore, I worked on optimizing energy cost and building long term and short term strategy for it. The team as well as my mentor was quite supportive and encouraging. Knowing my prior inexperience in my project field, they offered me full support. They never spoon-fed me with readymade data and always encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone. They kept throwing new challenges to me which became more and more interesting as the days passed by. Wherever I got stuck they gave me direction which helped me to exercise my brain. I interacted with different departments and collaborated well with them which helped me a lot. I could also connect with few alumni, who also guided me well and encouraged me. At the end of the two months, I could learn a lot about working of metro operations not only in India but across the globe and I provided few recommendations for optimizing energy costs and building long term as well as short term strategy and felt confident when they were duly accepted. This internship also gave me the opportunity to see the practical applications of various concepts learnt in the classrooms. I could learn about the organizational structure and behaviour of such a large company which we had studied in OB course. Concepts of Operations Management and Strategy came in handy while working on strategy building. Overall, I had a great experience in those two months. In those two months I could challenge myself to come out of my comfort zone, push my limits and explore the unknown territory. I now feel confident to work on any complex project.   ——— Siddharth Kumar, PGP 2, IIM Indore



Siddharth Kumar

L & T provides opportunity of PPI. CTC is at par with that provided during final placement.